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 Question 4795: I dont know how to go through the steps to solve these problems. 174=(n-2)*180 (over n - program wont depict it properly) and 178= (n-2)*180 (over N) I am trying to solve for the number of sides in a regular polygon and this is the equation i came up with based on the vertex I was provided (the answer) for each. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Virginia. Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 4790: How can I solve the following problem: The tallest inhabited building in the world is the Sears Tower in Chicago. If the observation tower is 1450 feet above ground level, how far can a person standing in the observation tower see (with the aid of a telescope)? Use 3960 miles for the radius of Earth. Note: 1 mile = 5280 feet Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 4739: If the angle of elevation of the sun with the ground is 10°, what is the length of a shadow cast by a six-foot person to the nearest foot? Click here to see answer by ichudov(499)

 Question 4916: If a triangular prism and a triangular pyramid have equal bases and equal altitudes, the volume of the prism is how many times the volume of the pyramid? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 4915: A cone and a cylinder have equal bases and equal altitudes. The volume of the cone is what fraction of the volume of the cylinder Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 4926: A bin 12' by 7' by 6' is filled level with grain. Allow .8 bushels per cu. foot. How many bushels are in the bin? Click here to see answer by Abbey(339)

 Question 4843: Convert each of the following as indicated. 1. 0.003 to percent 2. 0.035% to decimal 3. 3/5 to percent 4. 35% to reduced to fraction 5. 3.11 to percent 6. 29.5% to decimal 7. 5/4 to percent 8. 28% to a reduced fraction Solve 1. Find 22% of 350 2. 5% of what is 240? 3. Find what percent of 40 is 12.5. 4. Find 135% of 400. 5. 120% of what is 350? 6. Find what percent of 25 is 40. Thank You very much for your time we, you are very much appreciated. Click here to see answer by lotanez(23)

 Question 4924: A conical pile of sand 6 ft. high has a base of 27 sq. feet. How many loads of sand are there in the pile (1 load=1cu. yd) Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 5031: one side of a pool table is 1 foot longer than twice the width. the area of the pool table is 15 square feet. what is the length of the table? how would you write this as a formula? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 5084: For what values of d is an angle with measure 3.6d an acute angle? Please explain and solve. Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 5367: Please someone help me quick! My son has 3 more test to take this summer and we are really having a hard time. It's been way too long since I have had math. The problem is: The perimeter of a rectangular field is 60 meters. Its area is 200 square meters. Find its dimensions. Thank you in advance for your help. I LOVE THIS SITE!!!!!!!!!! Mom in trouble deep! Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 5370: I need help again. I am sorry but I keep running into these questions and I can't explain it to my son until I know how to do it myself. How high must a crate be in order to hold 120 cubic meters if it has a base area of 24 square meters? Thank you again, I really don't know what I would do without this site!!!! Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 5372: I'm sorry, I need help again. What is the radius of a circle whose area is 154 square centimeters? A=pi r(squared) for pi they are using 22/7 if I am right that is 3.14? 154=3.14 r(squared) This is as far as I can get because I can not remember how to do the squared. After this I am going to bed. My brain is fried trying to fiqure all these out and trying to explain them to him in the process. Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 5393: In a right angle, one leg measures 4 inches and the other measures 6 inches. What is the legnth of the hypotenuse? Click here to see answer by Abbey(339)

 Question 5566: Find the area of a circle whose radius is 47 cm. Use 3.14 for pye. a) 3468.13cm squared b) 6936.26 cm squared c) 13872.5 cm squared d) 259.16 cm squared Click here to see answer by CharStar(110)

 Question 5720: The area of a triangle is 37 square feet and the height is 10 feet. Find the base? I know that Area = 1/2 base height. The Area is 37 square feet and the height is 10 feet. I am lost can you help me? please? Click here to see answer by arunpaul(104)

 Question 5801: how many diagonals can be drawn from one vertex of a 12-sided polygon? Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 5799: A rocket is fired upward from the ground with an initial velocity of 80 feet per second. The polynomial 80x-16^2 describes the height of the rocket, in feet, after x seconds. a) Find the rocket's height after 4 seconds b) Factor the polynomial c) Use the factored form of the polynomial in part (b) to find the rocket's height after 4 seconds. Do you get the same answer as you did in part (a)? Click here to see answer by ichudov(499)

 Question 5934: find the area of a circle with the diameter of 3 inches Click here to see answer by CharStar(110)

 Question 6206: what is the volume + surface area of a cylinder Click here to see answer by Abbey(339)

 Question 6257: I have a pool that is 8 feet deep and 48 inches wide how many gallons of water would be in the pool Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 6543: Show that quadrilateral ABCD can be inscribed in a circle if and only if angle B and angle D are supplementary. Hint: To proveif, show that D lies on the unique circle through A, B, and C. Note: A quadrilateral inscribed in a cricle is said to be cyclic. Click here to see answer by khwang(438)

 Question 6623: The angle of elevation from the top of a tree to a point 30 feet from its base is 25 degrees. Find the height of the tree. Click here to see answer by prince_abubu(198)

 Question 6660: Hi, I have tried this but am new to it and not sure. Question is: The coordinates of three vertices of a rectangle are (-2,1), (0,-1), and (3,2). First part - What is the fourth vertex? I said (5,0). Is that correct? Second part - What is the length of the diagonal of the rectangle? I said the rise is 2 and the run is -2, making the slope -1, is that the length? Click here to see answer by ichudov(499)

 Question 6546: A open box with a square base is required to have a volume of 10 cubic feet. (a)Express the amount A of material used to make such a box as a function of the length x of a side of the square base. (b) how much material is required for a base 1 foot by 1 foot? (c) How much material is required for a base 2 feet by 2 feet? (d) Graph A= A(x). For what value of x is A smallest? Click here to see answer by prince_abubu(198)

 Question 6765: An angle's measure is 24 degrees less than that of its supplement. how would I measure find the measure of the triangle Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 6771: In 1974, the French Army sent soldiers up in hot air balloons to observe enemy troop movements. One such balloon, L'Entrepenant, had a volume of 256 (pi)/3. a)Solve the formula for the volume of a sphere (V=4/3 (pi)r (cubed) for r cubed. Then use this formula to calculate the radius of the L'Entrepenant balloon. b) What was the diameter of the L'Entrepenant balloon? UGH! i appreciate your time- this is my step-daughter's homework problem and it has us both baffled! Click here to see answer by ichudov(499)

 Question 6878: Could you please help me with this? Suppose 240 square tiles, each 25 cm on a side, are needed to cover a rectangular floor. The floor is 5 meters long. How wide is the floor? Click here to see answer by glabow(165)

 Question 7113: Find the lateral surface area of a right circular cylinder with radius 7 cm and height 24 cm Find the volume of a square pyramid 13 m tall whose base measures 5 m on a side Click here to see answer by khwang(438)

 Question 7114: Find the height of a right triangle whose base measures 10 cm and whose hypotenuse measures square root of 221 cm. Click here to see answer by drglass(89)

 Question 7110: the longest side of a right triangle is 15 cm. Another side measures 12 cm. What is the length of the third side? Click here to see answer by drglass(89)

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 Question 7130: i do not know how to do pre allgabra will you be willing to teach me ?? Click here to see answer by prabhjyot(164)

 Question 7240: one side of a triangle is 2 inches more than the shortest side. the third side is twice the length of the shortest side. if the triangle perimeter is 37 inches, find the length of each Click here to see answer by sabanasir(22)